Mesa Verde was the next stop. It's a beautiful area with incredible buildings that the early Americans built into the sides of cliffs. There is so much to see and do. As always, being at the right place at the right time of day means everything to photography.
We took a tour of Cliff Palace, but my best shots came the next morning when I could set up a tripod and think more about what I was doing. Here's a small part of the dwelling:
And here's the entire Cliff Palace - I'd seen it treated this way in a gallery and thought I'd imitate that effect.